VANCOUVER, British Columbia — June 1, 2021/ CNW/ PlantX Life Inc. (CSE: VEGA) (Frankfurt: WNT1) (OTCQB: PLTXF) (“PlantX” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to launch as a Seller on Walmart Canada Marketplace on www.walmart.ca/en/marketplace.
Walmart Canada Marketplace was launched in 2009 and integrates a curated community of respected and well-known retailers that aim to offer consumers high-quality and reputable products. The new collaboration will enable PlantX to take advantage of the extensive Walmart Canada Marketplace digital marketing services and customer base. PlantX on Walmart Canada Marketplace will initially sell grocery and pantry items from various brands such as Simply Organic, Made in Nature, Cadia and Nutiva, with potential opportunities to diversify its offerings on this platform in the future.
“Being invited and approved to join Walmart Canada Marketplace is an amazing feat that further demonstrates the scalability of the platform and demand for the products of PlantX” said Sean Dollinger, PlantX Founder. “This collaboration redefines PlantX’s potential as a plant-based leader and illustrates how our results-driven expansion efforts continue to broaden our horizons.”
The grocery and food retail industry in Canada is experiencing dynamic changes with the rise of e-commerce in recent years, as well as the pandemic-driven surge in online grocery shopping, which spearheaded a spike of 177% in Canadian online sales. Overall retail sales of food and beverages amounted to almost $130 billion in 2019 in Canada, and the market value of the Canadian food retail industry is projected to reach $154.3 billions by 2021. Market research also suggests that almost 37% of all Canadians are now shopping online for groceries, marking a 57% increase in overall digitization of grocery sales. Walmart was named the most popular store in Canada for purchasing food and beverages in 2019, with approximately half of Canadians claiming that they are regular Walmart customers. Notably, Walmart Canada’s e-commerce sales increased by a staggering 229% during the pandemic, marking unprecedented growth for the retail giant. PlantX’s new partnership with Walmart Canada will allow the Company to maximize its e-commerce impact by capitalizing on the general upwards trends in e-commerce sales combined with Walmart’s ongoing online growth.
About PlantX Life Inc.
As the digital face of the plant-based community, PlantX’s platform is the one-stop shop for everything plant-based. With its fast-growing category verticals, the Company offers customers across North America more than 10,000 plant-based products. In addition to offering meal and indoor plant deliveries, the Company currently has plans underway to expand its product lines to include cosmetics, clothing and its own water brand — but the business is not limited to an e-commerce platform. The Company uses its digital platform to build a community of likeminded consumers and, most importantly, provide education. Its successful enterprise is being built and fortified on partnerships with top nutritionists, chefs and brands. The Company eliminates the barriers to entry for anyone interested in living a plant-based lifestyle and thriving in a longer, healthier and happier life.
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 410 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 600,000 customers daily. With more than 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has raised and donated more than $275 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada.
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